For a long time, my only experience of Elizabeth Arden was their cult 8 Hour Cream. I always felt it was a bit too ‘mature’ for me so never really paid them much attention (sorry EA!). That all changed recently however, with the launch of their new Flawless Future skincare range, which has been designed for people in their late 20s/early 30s who want to help prevent early signs of ageing and protect their skin for the future.
The Flawless Future range* is designed to help manage the effects that stress can have on our skins. I know that when I’m stressed out and feeling tired, my skin is the first thing to show it, and over time this can lead to increased ageing on our delicate skins.
Flawless Future targets the three main causes of stress-induced ageing using a trio of active ingredients. There’s a ‘Ceramide Skin Identical Matrix’ (bit of a mouthful) that provides an optimal amount of ceramides to help replenish those lost in the skin through stress and ageing; Telosense – a protective protein technology that helps minimize the signs of early ageing and Liquorice Extract to soothe irritated skin.
The range is nice and compact with just three products to choose from: a serum, eye gel and moisturiser. I’ve been testing these out over the past month or so and have been impressed with the effects so far.
The Ceramide Eye Gel is definitely my favourite of the three products – it’s lightweight enough to use both morning and night and definitely helps my eye area to feel hydrated and I feel like my fine lines are less obvious. It’s also nice and cooling – definitely a bonus if you suffer with puffiness around the eye area.
The Caplet Serum is also great – I have to admit, I love the fact you can see the little caplets inside the bottle that seem to burst when you pump out the product. This is quite a lightweight serum that absorbs really quickly into the skin. One pump is enough for my slightly oily skin, however you might like to use a little more if yours is a bit drier. While I haven’t noticed a massive difference in wrinkles (most of mine are around my eyes), I have definitely noticed my skin looking brighter and less tired, despite a few late nights!
The Ceramide Moisture Cream is another lightweight product and I’d say it’s great for combination to oily skins. It leaves skin feeling soft and supple and while it’s not my favourite moisturiser of all time, it definitely does a good job. It’s also got an SPF30 in it, so provides a little extra protection from the sun.
The products are at the pricer end of the spectrum: the serum is £48, moisturiser £40 and Eye Gel £35. They’re pretty generous sizes though, so should last you a good few months.
If you’re in your late 20s/early 30s I’d definitely recommend giving this range a try – I’m really pleased to have discovered another side to Elizabeth Arden. It’s no longer something I’ll bypass on my way to other counters in the beauty halls and I can see the Ceramide Eye Gel becoming a firm fixture in my daily routine.
Do you like the sound of this new range from Elizabeth Arden? Have you tried anything from them before?